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Mirror with Handle Decorated with Braid and Wavy Lines

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 7 15/16 × 4 5/8 × 3 3/4 in. (20.1 × 11.7 × 9.5 cm) 8 × 4 5/8 in. (20.3 × 11.7 cm) 7 15/16 × 4 9/16 × 1/2 in. (20.2 × 11.6 × 1.2 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bronze mirror with handle. Mirror disk is in bronze with high percentage of silver. It is approximately circular although slightly compressed, ie, the width is of greater dimension than the height. Its surfaces have a golden sheen with some darker spots. The handle is of copper with the addition of silver and perhaps a little tin. The handle is surrounded with raised ornamentation; three vertical lines of a herring bone pattern alternate with vertical wavy lines giving stem impression of cross section being triangular. Base of stem undecorated and tapers to blunt ending. Lotiform umbel also of smooth plain surface and flanked in larger flaring petals. Condition: Very good. Completely intact. Slight surface crackling on one side of disc. Of golden reflecting with some darker areas.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Mirror with Handle Decorated with Braid and Wavy Lines, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E. Bronze, 7 15/16 × 4 5/8 × 3 3/4 in. (20.1 × 11.7 × 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.639E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.639E_view01.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.639E_view01.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2022
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